Help! Lost cookie recipe! Shortbread, coconut, drizzled chocolate, cherry
My mom is trying to find a cookie recipe she remembers from young-adulthood. She believes it was featured as a contest winner in Parade Magazine's bake-off, (at the time, we think this was sponsored by Pillsbury.) This would have been some time in the 1960s.
The cookie, as she remembers it, was a shortbread round topped with a mound of coconut cookie, (sounded like a macaroon.) This was then drizzled with chocolate and topped with part of a maraschino cherry.
My sister and I have done a lot of online research, to no avail. And my mom even wrote to Parade mag. They didn't have a record of it.
Can anyone help or tell us where to find this vintage recipe?
I believe you are talking about Jubilee Jumbles. My grandmother used to make these. She claimed the recipe was from Parade mag, but I found it in Life. I'm copying the recipe below just in case the link doesn't work.
½ c. soft shortening
1 c. brown sugar, packed
½ c. white sugar
1 c. undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ¾ c. sifted flour
½ tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
Mix thoroughly shortening, sugars, eggs. Stir in milk, vanilla. Sift together flour, soda, salt, & stir. Chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 375. Drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes until delicately browned. While warm, frost with Burnt Butter Glaze. Makes about 4 doz.
Burnt Butter Glaze
Heat 2 tbsp. butter until golden brown. Beat in until smooth 2 c. sifted confectioners’ sugar and ¼ c. Carnation evaporated milk.
Top cookies with shredded coconut or ½ cherry.